After finishing my shawl, I decided to concentrate on using up the odds and ends of yarn in my stash. The first project I started was a throw blanket; that one’s still in progress because at some point I bought a gigantic cone of soft pink yarn for reasons I’ve forgotten. The thing is, the cone doesn’t fit in my knitting bag so I only work on that at home.
The first project I finished was an infinity type scarf for myself using the skein + left from Joshua’s vest which I knit in the fall of 2009. It was a cool lace pattern, but in spite of careful blocking it curls up when I wear it. Oh well–it’s still warm.
The next project was another scarf, this one for Daniel using the partial skein of red yarn left from Caleb’s Gryffindor scarf. . .my first bigger-than-a-dishcloth knit back in of summer of 2009. I did a basic 2×2 rib since this was a boy scarf; I knit until I ran out of yarn but it’s kind of short. You see, he turned down the offer of Gryffindor stripes in favor of “just red, because it’s my favorite color.” Well, I knit to please–and he is pleased. So there we are.
I’m not sure what I’ll cast on next, but in the meanwhile I’ll keep knitting my pink blanket!